The last decade in Nobile was marked by dynamic growth. We have shown how much we can improve in our beloved sport and how many innovations we are able to present. We have been continuously putting a lot of efforts to make kiteboarding – in all its variants – a popular and mass sports discipline.
Last weekend you could met our friends form Nobile Benelux at the Belgian Nationals Freestyle Kite and Windsurf. Here’s their report:
Saturday started out very sunny, warm and windless! Looked like summer is coming back… In the morning we arrived to the surfclub Windekind in Oostduinkerke and we were the first ones there. We set up the Nobile tent and stand and we were ready to go! In the beginning of the day nothing much happened, because there was no wind, not many riders showed up and there was nothing much to do around the club. We did have some people passing by our stand so that kept us busy. In the afternoon stil there was no wind, so organizers came out with a SUP competition amongst the riders.The competition would be part of the final result in belgian champion. The day ended with a nice BBQ on the beach.
Sunday started sunny again but this time with a light 11 kts offshore breeze. The breeze changed direction in the afternoon and that gave us a nice light sideshore wind. On Sunday so many people visited our tent, we did not even had a chance to see what’s going on at the competition area. A lot of questions were asked, a lot of eyes falling open when seeing the nice colours and boards! Most of the people where crazy about the new KISS “Click&Go” system on the boards. They were amazed with the the potential of this system, especially when travelling. The competition ended around 17 o’clock and final winner was Steve Verelst. Now 3rd year in a row.
Nobile Benelux is ready for the next event, that is: Belgian Nationals Waveriding, that will take place 1 and 2 October 2011 in surfclub VVW Heist. See you there!
The 2011 Brazil PKRA was one of the best stops of the year. You could not ask for better conditions, everyday wind from fifteen to twenty five knots, flat water at low tide, kickers and waves with high tide. Barra do Cunhau is located about 50 kilometers south of Natal in the Northern part of Brazil; the consistent trade winds make it an ideal place to have a world cup event. Nobile Kiteboarding sent Asia Litwin to represent them and came back with solid results and a personal best for the year of second place.
The single elimination started against the young Italian who lives in Brazil; Cerruti, Asia’s experience and technical level was too much for the young brasilien and she was able to advance to the semifinal. The semi-finals were against Lennartsson, a seaonsed competitior who could pose a challenge to Asia. However Litwin was able to land her Slim, 313 and Blid judge and advance to the Final against the former world champion Bruna Kajiha. Asia was riding well in the final and going for big moves. She was almost able to lad a switch Slim and 720 pass, but Bruna proved to be too tough in her home country and was able to defeat Asia.
The double elimination Asia had to defend her second place finish and gets a shot at getting the top spot on the podium. To defend her second place Asia needed to defeat Clementine Bonzom of France to maintin her second place and have a another round against Bruna. She was able to beat Bonzom easily with more powered and technical riding. The Big challenge came against Bruna who was still on fire from her home victory. Eventhough Asia was riding super strong she could not stop Bruna and had to settle for a second place finish.
This was a great event for Asia Litwin with a Second place finish and a week in Brazil. Kiting every day in perfect conditions with the best riders in the world is what Brazil is all about. This is one of the tops spots to come to and enjoy the riding and lifestyle. Trade winds, Acai drinks, waves and great people, everyone should get a chance to kite in Brazil and it is even better on some Nobile Kiteoarding gear just ask Asia.
To check out Asia’s point of view check out www.joannalitwin.com
St. Peter-Ording is a charming seaside spa and a municipality located in Germany. Every year, at the 2nd half of August, the biggest European kiteboarding event takes place in this resort. From August 19th till 28th kitesurfes from around the world come to St. Peter-Ording for the PKRA Kitesurf World Cup.
This year during the event for the first time we presented our 2012 products to the audience. All who came to our Showroom located at the event area had a chance to see and test Nobile Kitebording next season gear. Not only the boards made a really good impression on visitors, thanks to breathtaking designs and freshly introduced innovations, but we also received a lot of interest in our new KISS „clik & go” fins and pad mounting system. Everybody was amazed how fast and easy it’s now possible to mount and demount board’s accessories. Not to forget about the kites, both T5-Koinobori and N62 V3 collected really good opinions and proved themselves to be perfect choice to fly and ride.
In St. Peter-Ording we also had a meeting with Nobile Kiteboarding distributors from around the World. During 3 days we had a chance to see each other again, share the opinions about our products and spend good time together.
The main attraction of the event was of course the Beetle Kitesurf World Cup. Our team rider Joanna „Asia” Litwin was charging with no fear and by landing such tricks as Blind Judge, Sbend pass, 313 and Slim got herself to the 3rd place in the competition. Big congrats to Asia and good luck on the next tourstop in Brazil. Mike „The Knife” Blomvall was competing on his 2012 signature board 50Fifty. He knew what the judges were looking for (good trick execution and well powered), and secured himself a solid, 12th position in overall PKRA ranking.
One agian we’d like to congrats to our team riders for their results, and thanks to everybody who visited our booth and experienced Nobile Kiteboarding 2012 Collection. We’ll be launching new website any day now. All of you who didn’t have a chance to see us in St.Peter stay tuned to see the next season gear.